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Sr-556

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by runandgun7, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. runandgun7

    runandgun7

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    I can get a Ruger SR-556 New for $975. It is from the factory and is cheaper because it has a blemish or some thing small like that. What do you think is it a good deal?
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  2. Halojumper

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    If that's a gun you like, and the blemish is a non-functional one, that's a great price. I was looking at getting one and the retail street price is about $1500 with the MSRP just under 2K. If it turns out you don't like it, you could probably get what you have in it. I liked the feel of the handguards being a little longer.
     

  3. runandgun7

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    Thanks for your opinion, it helps.
     
  4. Halojumper

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    No sweat. Let us know what you end up doing.
     
  5. mixflip

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    $975 is a good price since NIB Rugers sell for about $1500? Blemishes are long forgotten after a hard days use or one run through a carbine course.

    I am not a fan of the Ruger SR556 for my own deal breaker reasons but if that the gun you are hot for...get it and enjoy it!
     
  6. runandgun7

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    mixflip

    Just wondering why you are not a fan of the SR556? I am just trying to see the gun from all points of view.
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    That they have propietary handguards killed my interest on that rifle, also that wire by the gas plug seems to be prone to problems too. For $975 I would get it anyway. :whistling:
     
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    From what I understand the piston system is complex and difficult to maintain. That would turn some people away. However, being a little longer than a regular carbine, they do have a really good feel. And they come with Ruger branded Troys.
     
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    Since you asked here is a little write up on the SR556 that points out the deal breakers for me. I still feel its a great gun to own so dont let the write up scare you off if you can get the gun at under a $1000. My wants and needs are going to be different than the next guys so take my opinion of the gun with a grain of salt. I am no expert.

    http://www.gunsandgearreview.com/2010/11/why-i-passed-on-ruger-sr556_26.html
     
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  10. faawrenchbndr

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    I'd get a Stag or get an AA conversion before I bought a Ruger piston upper
     
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    It is no more complex than any other piston ar system. A NIB SR556 with a little scratch is a STEAL. Buy it. Buy it now!!